• Anonymous posted an update in the group Group logo of Cognitive IssuesCognitive Issues 6 years, 7 months ago

    I have been getting headaches a lot at school when I try too hard to think of things and Ive been wondering if its a bad thing like its my brain saying hey calm down! Or if its like a muscle that gets sore when its exercised but its a good thing. Before I started school my brother told me something really simple that stuck with me. He said dont worry if its hard because school is supposed to be hard. It kind of made everything better when I thought about that. I guess when I look at life that way it makes it easier too. That probably sounds counter intuitive but lifes just been kind of hard for a while and it seems like acceptance is the best path. I think I’m rambling now and additionally avioding my presentation I should be working on so I guess I’ll sign out for now.

    • I have these headaches too. I find that I process things much slower compared to before surgery(10/11). And the struggle to find words at times most frustrating. the acceptance of the new normal is hard: headaches, seizures, mental changes.. Actually, I am still trying to find my new normal, it is an evolving thing. I still am of work, not driving, due to seizures and have just recently been venturing out in public more. It took me months to want to even go to any place more public than my family doctor’s office(small office),: a trip to cleveland clinic amin campus, a large teaching hospital, was as intimidating as it gets. I would visit family and friends, as one feels “safe” with their acceptance of the changes. Am seeing aa neuropsych for first time. and having testing soon, ordered by NS and NO, to get advice on dealing, coping and compensating for neural defects. I also want to tell people that this is not the real me. On positive note, vision is much improved, after many months of it being worse than before surgery even.